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|Nick "Elia" Knowles|
|Born||Nicholas Augustine Knowles
21 September 1962
Southall, Middlesex, England
|Education||St Louis Middle School, Suffolk|
|Known for||DIY SOS
Who Dares Wins
Break the Safe
|Spouse(s)||Jessica Rose Moor (m. 2012)|
|Children||Charlie, Tuesday, TJ and Eddie|
Nicholas Augustine "Elia" "Nick" Knowles (born 21 September 1962) is an English television presenter best known for his presenting roles on the BBC, most notably National Lottery game shows including Who Dares Wins, Secret Fortune, Perfection and Break the Safe and the DIY series DIY SOS, also for BBC One.
After leaving school, Knowles started work as a labourer before starting his own business. He still holds controlling shares of his company.
In the early 1990s, Knowles presented a show called Ridge Riders for ITV. This featured a celebrity and another one or two guests riding classic motorcycles along off-road tracks around the UK. The viewer was treated to historic and local information about the locality as well as informal chats with the celebrity.
Knowles appeared as a member of Channel 5's chat show 5's Company between 1997 and 1999.
Knowles has also presented programmes with a wildlife theme. In 2007, he fronted Mission Africa, in which a team of volunteers constructed a game reserve in Kenya. During this project, Knowles fell from a Land Rover, dislocating his shoulder. He flew back to the UK to receive emergency treatment. In the same year, he also reported on the plight of orphaned orang-utans for an edition of Saving Planet Earth. In 2009, Knowles co-presented the BBC reality TV series Wildest Dreams with James Honeyborne, in which novice candidates had to complete a set of challenging tasks filming wild animals in Africa. The winner joined the BBC Natural History Unit on a one-year placement.
He has a third son, Edward, born September 2014 with Jessica.
He is also a keen collector of top hats.
|2007–2011, 2013||Real Rescues||Co-presenter|
|2007—||Who Dares Wins||Presenter|
|2008||Last Choir Standing||Co-presenter|
|2010—||DIY SOS: The Big Build||Presenter|
|2013–2014||Break the Safe||Presenter|
|2015||Can't Touch This||Presenter|
|5 Star Family Reunion||Presenter|
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